J. R. WILLIAMS JR.; T. R. HARRISON
Until comparatively recently hypertension has been divided into the "renal" type (including glomerular nephritis and a few rarer disorders of the kidneys) and the "essential" type, the latter term being employed to indicate a rise in blood pressure not due to renal disease. Many clinicians have tended to accept essential hypertension as an entity due to a single but unknown cause. This concept is no longer tenable for two reasons. In the first place the demonstration by Goldblatt and his coworkers1 that animals with experimental renal hypertension may present a clinical picture similar in all respects to that of
WILLIAMS JR, HARRISON TR. CLINICAL PICTURES ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED BLOOD PRESSURE: A STUDY OF 100 PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:650–670. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-4-650
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(4):650-670.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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